Ascension of the Lord – Sunday, May 16th, 2021

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In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died especially, Eleanor Dennique, Dolores Germaine, Teresa Morglan, John Gallagher.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY Leave taking with a Promise: In Luke-Acts, the exaltation of Jesus is expressed in temporally stages: resurrection, ascension, and conferral of the Spirit. This extends over a period of fifty days. Today’s liturgy celebrates the second step in the Lucan presentation, the ascension of Christ. In the reading from Acts and in each of the gospel readings for three year cycle, Jesus’ departure is accompanied by words of assurance that his mission will be continued by the Holy Spirit, who will inaugurate a new era in salvation history. As for Jesus, as Ephesians state today, he passes to a life with the Father, exalted over heavenly and earthly powers, while also continuing, in Matthew’s words, with the church until the end of time.

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESKAscension Day is traditionally celebrated the 40th day after Easter Sunday, that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief. 40 days after the resurrection, Jesus and his disciples went to Mount Olivet (Mount of Olives), near Jerusalem.

The bible says Jesus promised the disciples that they would soon receive the Holy Spirit, and asked them to remain in Jerusalem until the Spirit had come.

As he blessed them, he began to ascend into heaven to take his seat at the right hand of God. The Ascension is meaningful to Christians as it signifies the end of his work on Earth and allowed him to prepare a place for followers in heaven.

A note from Fr. Jim he will continue with weekend and daily masses and since only 10 people can be present in the church for mass including the priest, parishioners may stay in their cars in the church parking lot and tune in at 88.1 radio station and Fr. Jim will gladly come out and give communion as you stay in the comfort of your car.


You’re offering for Sunday, May 6th was $2,040.00

A sincere thank you for your weekly donations during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Your generosity is gratefully appreciated.

2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes

Your 2021 Sunday Offering Envelopes are available at the main entrance of the Cathedral. If you want envelopes and cannot find a box with your name on it, please contact the parish secretary at 732-8513 and one will be prepared for you.

If you wish an Income Tax Receipt please place a self-addressed in the collection basket (stamped or not). Your receipt will be mailed out the following week.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Will be available by appointment only due to COVID restrictions. Please call 613-732-8513 during office hours.

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bible Reading

In these trying times, it is more imperative than ever that we Christians encourage one another by proclaiming God’s word. As it says in Isiah 55:11. “So shall my word that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty but shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

We are planning to meet at the Pembroke waterfront Amphitheatre on June 6, 2021 at 1 pm for the readings. We are allowed 100 people at an outdoor public venue. To register please call the office at (613) 732 – 8513 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Closed between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Obligation to Attend Mass Remains Suspended

Due to the issues surrounding COVID 19, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended for all Catholics in this diocese.

Holy Mass – Extraordinary Form

Holy Masses in the extraordinary form are offered at St. Columbkille Cathedral on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. These Latin Masses are in the form of the Liturgy as it was celebrated at the time of the Second Vatican Council—the same form which nourished the faith of many of our ancestors. English translations of the entire Mass are provided. Next Latin Mass: Postponed until further notice.

Announced Parish Masses

Monday, May 17th, 2021 to Saturday May 22nd, 2021

Monday 7:45 a.m.

Special Intention of Becky Chaput – Dianne & Family
Dr. David Lyons – Betty Hughes

Tuesday 7:45 a.m.

Dec. Family Members of Rondeau Family – Ruby Rondeau
My parents Agnes Foohey & David Foohey Sr. & my sister Ann Foohey –Family

Wednesday 7:15 p.m.

Family Intention – Jim & Carmel Harrington
Rita Gaffney – husband Cy

Thursday 7:45 a.m.

Ron & Terry Stencell – August & Colette Stencell
Veronica Kearney – Tom & June Carmody

Saturday 7:15 p.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim

Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim

Sunday 5:15 p.m.

For the Sick – Fr. Jim

As we transition through this time we pray:
One day at a time sweet Jesus.
That’s all that I ask of you.
Lord help me today.
Show me the way.
One day at a time.